The Selfish Giant ~ Book Sharing Monday - Eva Varga

February 2, 2009
The Selfish Giant
by Oscar Wilde
illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger

Oscar Wilde’s classic religious themed children’s story about a giant who wouldn’t share his beautiful garden touches on themes of friendship and heart-changing faith. In the story, the giant comes home from a long trip to find children playing in his garden. He kicks them out, threatening to bring them to justice for trespassing. But a harsh winter – in the form of comic characters Frost, Snow, Hail and North Wind – brings the realization to the giant that the children who used to trespass in his garden implanted friendship in this special place. His heart melts in a life-changing moment, and spring, along with the children, returns to his garden.

Enjoy a lovely animated version of this story here, The Selfish Giant.
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